• Oct 13th 2010 at 4:01PM
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Uwe Gemballa disappeared in February, 2010. His body wasn't discovered until early October with telltale signs of the foulest play, during which time his eponymous tuning shop had closed and reopened with a new director. Police in South Africa and Germany have the task of piecing together what happened and, if possible, bringing someone to trial.

A report in the South African Mail & Guardian suggests that Gemballa was executed because of a dispute with Radovan Krejcir, a billionaire and Czech national wanted in his home country to face charges including murder, counterfeiting, abduction and tax evasion. According to the report, Krejcir was allegedly bringing money into South Africa in Gemballa cars, but one car arrived without its cargo.

At least one former associate of Krejcir, who fears for his life due to unrelated dealings with the Czech, told police that Krejcir planned to get rid of Gemballa. The purported reason for his visit was to open a Gemballa branch in the country in partnership with Jerome Safi, who claims to have been backed by Krejcir and a strip club owner named Lolly Jackson. Jackson, coincidentally, was shot and killed in May of this year by a man said to be a former employee of Krejcir.

It's a story more than strange enough to be completely true. For the moment, however, all the police know for certain now is that Gemballa met a man at OR Tambo airport near Johannesberg, after which he was never seen alive again.

[Source: Mail & Guardian]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Sorrelle Dominique
      • 5 Months Ago

      Somebody emailed me abt this earlier this morning & this is what the email said 

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is starting to sound like a movie plot
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was thinking a episode of Law & Order if it wasnt canceled.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing after I got done reading it... And it probably will make it on the silver screen eventually... I'd watch it lol.
      • 4 Years Ago
      singing..."Parla piu piano que nessuno sentira".....Theme from the Godfather...
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Opulence, i has it.

      (R.I.P; Uwe)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Czech gangster billionaires are not to be messed with.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While tragic, it is somewhat good to know he wasn't an innocent victim.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's worth noting that Lolly Jackson was a supercar collector as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...no, it was a bullet.
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